Published by Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis/Walther König, Köln. Edited by Samantha Topol. Foreword by Lisa Melandri. Text by Julia Bryan-Wilson, Terry Castle, Litia Perta, Kelly Shindler.
Depicting themes and settings as varied as bar scenes, motherhood and the plight of the artist, New York–based artist Nicole Eisenman (born 1965) fuses contemporary subject matter with art-historical influences ranging from Renaissance chiaroscuro to twentieth-century social realist painting. Her narrative depictions and renderings of women's bodies proclaim an ardently feminist world and imbue figurative art with an audaciously queer sensibility. This publication accompanies Eisenman's definitive midcareer survey at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, which charts the development of the artist's practice from the early 1990s to the present across painting, printmaking, drawing and sculpture—bringing together more than 120 works of art, from early ink-on-paper drawings to recent explorations in printmaking and sculpture.
Published by JRP|Ringier. Edited by Beatrix Ruf. Text by Nicole Eisenman, Beatrix Ruf, Lynne Tillman, Nicola Tyson, Laurie Weeks.
Gleaning from the gamut of western figurative painting--Surrealism, Social Realism, Expressionism, Fauvism, Impressionism and Renaissance--French-born and America-based painter Nicole Eisenman (born 1965) renders her subjects with magnificently painterly gestures, but maroons them in the visual conventions of advertising, comics and pornography.